Poll: Whether you answered ‘Yes’,’No’, or ‘Unsure’, we would love to see you at our 2nd #PITAPAL tweetup in honor of Social Media Week in Washington, DC this week (#SMWWDC), on February 21st! We are in the middle of Social Media Week, which is a series of panels, workshops, and social gatherings to maximize how to engage with different social media tools. So we would like to add to the mix of topics and focus on the ‘pita-consuming’ region because we know you all have much to say.
- Tweetup: Feb 18-22nd is Social Media week in DC. We discussed #socent in #MENA last time. On FEB 21st: let’s debate #socialmedia: noise or benign?Date: Thursday, February 21st, 2013Time: 6pm-8pmVenue: Point Chaud Cafe Creperie 1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC (located on 11 street between New York Ave and H street NW)
1 block from Metro Center, exit 11th StreetSponsor: Pay It Forward Foundation Founder’s Interview: Pay It Forward
In The Stream: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Yesterday, PITAPOLICY attended a new media event hosted by Al Jazeera’s The Stream, which “gives a voice to the voiceless”. Their motto served as the inspiration for their new media style show, which goes beyond traditional reporting style and includes questions and comments from the online community in real time. NOT only was this a new idea for media engagement, but this idea originated with an Arab news outlet, rather than the older conglomerates founded in the UK and the US. Plus, The Stream’s concept gives other large American news outlets, like CNN and Fox News, a run for their money! As The Stream team would say, we were “in the Stream” at The Stream’s tweetup at Busboys and Poets Restaurant on K Street. This is pretty fitting since Busboys serves as a hub of activism and social media activity in Washington, DC and ‘K Street’ is a neighborhood of DC activity – ranging from lobbying to general activism.
The Stream’s co-hosts: Malika Bilal and Lisa Fletcher, welcomed fans and fielded some story ideas. PITAPOLICY Founder, Mehrunisa Qayyum, was SUPER excited to see fellow bloggers from the Huffington Post community: Omar Baddar (@omarbaddar) and Rami Khater (ramisims) and Al Jazeera reporter, Vera Sajrawi. Also, the show’s team, like Rami Khater, Senior New Media Producer reshared our message, “.
@busboysandpoets Breaking pita bread w/ @ramisms @hismeal @danaballout961 for #smwajstream #smwwdc @PITAConsumer“
We are very pleased to be following @AJStream on Twitter–and VERY Excited that @AJSTREAM is following us back on Twitter! We can’t wait to see how they will use our tweets from last night’s event in some snazzy message!
Tweets from Al Jazeera The Stream’s Tweetup: #SMWAJTSTREAM